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Other candidates can't match his record, Perry says

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on the Republican presidential campaign trail in Iowa on Monday, said his economic record is second to none in the field of GOP contenders.

“I respect all the other candidates in the field, but there is no one that can stand toe-to-toe with us,” Mr. Perry told the Associated Press.

He said that if elected, he would call for a six-month moratorium on federal business regulations that he said were holding down job growth.

The AP reports that the Texas governor, the longest-serving in the nation, didn’t mention Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by name, but emphasized his credentials on jobs and economic issues

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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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